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June 2015

We’ve got a really exciting summer season ahead – lots to get involved with on top of our regular Wednesday night sessions…

Here’s what’s coming up

Wednesday Sessions at The New Highwood
Join us for singing and strumming at our relaxed and friendly Ukulele session!
We meet every Wednesday (22nd July will be our last session until September!)

Saturday 13th June – Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods Family Fun Day. We’ll be playing at 3pm and 4pm. Pop along and say hello! There’s loads gong on so fingers crossed for excellent weather like last year 🙂
FGVW FUN DAY 2015 jpeg
Monday 22nd June – Headingley Hall Residential Home Sing-a-long for the Residents. 2pm – 3pm.
Saturday 27th June – Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza – 4:30pm. Our friends at Haworth Ukulele Group put on a fantastic festival every year and we are so glad to be invited to play again. See below for the full listing

Set Lists
Here are the set lists for all the songs we’ll be playing at our June gigs

I really hope you’ll be able to join us!

Great Northern Ukulele Festival
I had a great time at GNUF this year – so inspiring to hear ukulele acts from all over the world. It was a really well organised and interesting festival. I can’t wait for next year!

GNUF 2015

GNUF 2015



Disability Rocks!
A big thank you to everyone who came to support this event – we had a really good time! The festival was packed with loads of different activities and musical acts. We played a great set and it was lovely to be joined by our friends from Sunshine and Smiles as they signed a couple of songs for us. I hope we are invited back again next year! 🙂

Disability Rocks 2015

Disability Rocks 2015




Hope to see y’all real soon 🙂


That was a fun weekend!

We had a great time this weekend – 2 gigs, 1 workshop, 1 sing-a-long and the chance to see Manitoba Hal in concert!

RUG at The School Diner Food Festival - Chapel Allerton

RUG at The School Diner Food Festival – Chapel Allerton

RUG and OUO at St Peter's Church Fayre

RUG and OUO at St Peter’s Church Fayre

Manitoba Hal in Concert at Korks, Otley

Manitoba Hal in Concert at Korks, Otley

A BIG HUGE thank you to all of you who cam to play at Chapel Allerton School Diner Food Festival and St Peter’s Church Fayre.

Manitoba Hal led an interesting theory based workshop on transposing songs into different keys. It’s the first time i understood the Circle of Fifths!

His performance was captivating – I love his use of loops and the double necked ukulele to add texture and depth to his playing. His new album “Dancing in the Moonlight” is available from his website


See you soon for more strumming fun….!



The Ukulele Legend Manitoba Hal in association with the Great Northern Ukulele Festival will be returning to Otley to deliver a workshop and perform for us on Sunday 17th May. We’re very excited!

manitoba flyer 2015 with logo

Tickets are almost sold out – please email me for more details… jen@bighooha.co.uk

As part of the evening there will be a sing-a-long after the workshop and before Manitoba Hal performs. All tickets will allow you and your non-ukulele playing friends into the sing-a-long!

It should be a lot of fun!

I have chosen songs from Roundhay Ukulele Group as well as Otley Ukulele Orchestra so that you will all the songs. There is one song picked from the Woolpack Music Social Club – which you can download here…


All the other songs we have learned or played recently in our sessions. Here is the list

MANITOBA HAL sing-a-long 2015

Please bring copies of the songs with you for the sing-along and a music stand if you’d like one.

Please get in touch if you’d like any more details… 🙂